Senior Sports Reporter
ACTION in the Eastern Region Division One League resumes this weekend with Buffaloes having a tricky away encounter against troublesome, Mucheke Bullets tomorrow (Saturday). The Eastern Region Division One took a break last weekend and four rounds of league matches are now remaining before the curtain comes down on the 2017 season. Log leaders, Mutare City Rovers will also be playing away from home on Saturday when they entertain lowly Birchenough Bridge-based police outfit, Black Eagles.
On the same day, dark horses in the race for promotion – Tenax – will face Surrey Abattoirs at Sakubva Stadium. ZIFA Eastern Region secretary, Simba Wisdom, confirmed that matches in the league resume this weekend after last weekend’s break.
“We had a break last weekend where we had some in-house issues to be sorted out by affiliate clubs. We will resume our league matches this weekend. Teams in the race for the league title will be playing their matches on Saturday at the same time. We hope and pray that the best team of the season will win the league title,” said Wisdom.
He expressed concern over the increasing number of matches that are being abandoned, saying stern measures will be taken against perpetrators.
“It is sad that we are continuing to have matches being abandoned unnecessarily.
This scares away sponsors and that is something that we do not condone at all. As an administration we will make sure that we nip this in the bud. We will certainly get down hard on perpetrators,” said Wisdom. Wisdom’s sentiments come hard on the heels of yet another league match that was abandoned at Mutare Boys’ High grounds where Tenax were at home against Melfort.